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    Question Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    I have become more than a little disheartened and need inspiration from fellow enthusiasts.
    Please do not suggest niche stuff.
    By all means feel free to suggest womens fragrances and Limited editions or flankers.
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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    anything from the Dior Homme line, Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris, Pure Havane

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    Chanel Bleu De Chanel
    Nautica Voyage
    Polo Modern Reserve
    Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Spicebomb, Pure Havane, and Pure Malt are all very good. Also Dior's Leather Oud and Ambre Nuit are both fantastic.

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Oh yeah, I agree:
    Spicebomb,
    Midnight in Paris, edp version,

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    anything from the Dior Homme line, Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris, Pure Havane
    Agree Agree and Agree - all awesome!!

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Oh yeah, I agree:
    Spicebomb,
    Midnight in Paris, edp version,
    La Nuit de L'homme,
    Bucheron's Jaipur, edp,
    Guerlain Vetiver,
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Habit Rouge. Just to mention a few. Don't be discouraged, their are many great fragrances out there.

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    Oh yeah, I agree:
    Spicebomb,
    Midnight in Paris, edp version,
    La Nuit de L'homme,
    Bucheron's Jaipur, edp,
    Guerlain Vetiver,
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Habit Rouge. Just to mention a few. Don't be discouraged, their are many great fragrances out there.

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Some will disagree, but I'd say Bang! belongs on the list of the best mainstream releases of the last four years.

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Spicebomb

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    From my collection and samples
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    Play Intense by Givenchy (2008)
    A*Men Pure Malt by Thierry Mugler (2009)
    Terre d'Hermes by Hermes Parfum (2009)
    Bleu De Chanel by Chanel (2010)
    A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler (2011)
    CK One Shock for Him by Calvin Klein (2011)
    A*Men Pure Leather by Thierry Mugler (2012)
    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme by Chanel (2012)
    Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf (2012)
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Thanks everyone for all your suggestions !
    I do agree with suggestions for the Dior Line, esp. Dior Homme and Intense. Also for the Hermes suggestions.
    I am having a much harder job with the likes of Chanel Bleue......smells way too synthetic/chemical for me.
    I am really shocked at the huge appraisal for Spicebomb.....I cannot get my head around this one at all. I find it mediocre at best.
    I will keep trying it. I have done complete turnarounds with several fragrances in the past......so who knows. But when it comes to the word spice I am spoiled with such wonders as the vintage Monsieur Rochas, or vintage Loewe Hombre.
    Please keep the suggestions coming. I will re try all.
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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Definitely agree with Spicebomb (Give it time, it really is a quality frag)
    Carolina Herrera CH MAN (Very underated/sleeper frag)
    Pure Malt
    Terre d'Hermes EDT

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    Dior Homme Sport (2012) - This one doesn't "pop!" so you may not like it
    Thierry Mugler - Pure Malt
    YSL - La Nuit De L'Homme

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    Amen Pure Malt
    Amen Taste of Fragrance
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    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
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    Lalique White
    Dirty English

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    Midnight in Paris EDP

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    From the past 4 years not many, unfortunately...

    That said, Potion and He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood by DSquared2 are both purchase-worthy, IMO. Also Costume National Homme by Costume National is a definite winner. Oh yes, and if you count Guerlain as mainstream, then the excellent Cologne du Parfumeur is certainly purchase-worthy, IMO.

    edit: +1 Terre d'Hermès Pure Parfum (forgot about that one)....
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
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    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musc Collection. I still prefer the original but this one is damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Some will disagree, but I'd say Bang! belongs on the list of the best mainstream releases of the last four years.
    Agree completely! I will defend Bang! until my dying day. It's not just about the pepper, people!!
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    there is a lot.
    right now I am enjoying the most:
    pure malt
    spicebomb
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    Acqua Di Gio Essenza
    Armani Code Ultimate
    Bleu de Chanel
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme (I'm warming up to this one)
    V&R Spicebomb
    Christian Audigier Love and Luck
    CK One Shock for him
    Marc Jacobs Bang!
    Pure Malt
    Pure Havane
    Taste of Fragrance
    Pure Leather
    Juicy Couture Dirty English
    Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris
    Polo Modern Reserve
    Paco Rabanne 1 Million (Haters gonna hate)
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    YSL M7 Oud Absolu
    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme
    D&G The One Gentleman
    Terre D'Hermes Pure Parfum
    Hermes Voyager
    Dior Homme (reformulated version)
    Dior Homme Intense (reformulated version)
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    Honestly outside of Dior Homme and Intense, I can't think of a single designer frag released in the last 4 years that I can tolerate. They just don't make them like they used to. I suppose Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver could qualify as well.

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Here are some you might find interesting...

    Shalimar Parfum Initial
    Voyage D'Hermes
    Grey Vetiver
    Bottega Veneta
    Un Jardin Apres La Mousson
    Chanel No.19 Poudre
    Elie Saab Le Parfum


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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Here are some you might find interesting...


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    Here are some you might find interesting...


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    Costume National Homme
    Brasil Dream for Him (Lauder)
    Immortelle de Corse (L'Occitane)

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf (2012)
    Bottega Veneta (2011)
    Immortelle de Corse by L'Occitane (2011)
    Hommage à l'Homme by Lalique (2011)

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    +1 on DS2 Potion, Costume National Homme and Voyage parfum; also Dior Eau Sauvage parfum.

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    Midnight in Paris EDP
    Pure Havane
    Hommage à l'Homme by Lalique
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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    Several follow:

    Mandarina Duck Pure Black by Mandarina Duck
    L'Essence de Cerutti by Cerruti
    Black Soul by Ted Lapidus
    Zirh Ikon by Zirh
    A*Men Le Gout du Parfum/Taste of Fragrance (Pure Chili)
    by Thierry Mugler

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    Default Re: Which Mainstream Releases Over The Last Four Years Are Worth Buying ?

    "Worth buying" is very difficult to say.
    Definately not Spicebomb is the first thing that comes to mind.
    Hardly classics but I am tempted to say YSL's Nuit De L'Homme as one of the better ones or Chanel's Bleu in the designer world.

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